The DIU library collections are a true collaborative effort. They are the foundation upon which a student's education is built and form the cornerstone of DIU research efforts. The library collections include published materials physically held in the DIU Library. Electronic resources are available online.
The general collection consists of text books, conference proceedings, reports and others that support and meet the curriculum, research, learning and teaching needs of DIU students, faculty and staff. Currently, over 36520 copies of books in different discipline are housed in publicly accessible open stacks. Books are arranged by the Dewey decimal classification call number. Most items in the general collection circulate under regular loan periods. We add more than 1,000 new items every year, including multiple copies of key textbooks in many subjects.
The DIU Library has a print reference collection. The reference collection contains various sources of information, such as encyclopedias, atlases, handbooks, yearbooks, almanacs, directories, subject specialist dictionaries, English dictionaries, thesauruses and other specialist resources. This also includes government documents, publications of Bangladesh Bureau Statistics, reports and documents of national and international organizations. Reference materials are located in the Reference & Reserve section. Items from the Reference Section cannot be borrowed but may be viewed in the library.
DIU library’s periodicals section consists of a variety of scholarly journals, popular magazines, periodicals and newspapers. The library subscribes to more than 8500 copies of journals, 3356 copies of project reports, 2156 copies of annual reports & 5213 copies of magazines in print. Items from the periodical collection can be borrowed on short term loans.
This collection also contains newspapers, leaflets, loose issues of popular magazines and academic brochures. These are arranged by title in folders. These are non-circulating items, but may be viewed in the Periodical Section.
Recognizing the ongoing need to position itself for the digital future, DIU library continued efforts to enrich its Electronic Resource. Through the E-library services, it provides access to an ever widening range of digital library and services, including e-books, full-text online databases, electronic journals articles, E-Magazines, faculty research, dissertations and thesis papers.
At present, DIU library is subscribing to journal databases covering almost 226000 electronic journals from 31 renowned vendors. These databases are accessible through the library webpage and DIU network only.
The library has a rapidly growing collection of electronic books. It is also providing access to around 30000 e-books. Users have both on and off campus access to e-books, and e-magazines with a user ID and password authentication.
We have a growing collection of over 1900 audio visual materials in the DIU library. The collection includes computer programs, books and CDs. Audio visual items are available for loan to library users according to their borrowing privileges.
DIU library offers a small fiction collection to support the intellectual and creative thoughts of its users. This collection includes popular Bengali and English novels, drama, poetry and story collections for the general adult audience. Fiction items can be borrowed and searched through the library's online catalog.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS COLLECTION
The Entrepreneurship and small business collection contain books, reports and materials related to entrepreneurship and small business.
DIU THESES/ RESEARCH PAPERS:
DIU Library collects and preserves thesis papers and project reports written by final year students of DIU from across all disciplines.
Beginning in 2012, Thesis papers and project reports have been collected in CD format. This collection now contains over 1214 titles dating from 2012 to the present.
The DIU Library maintains collections of daily print copies from the major English and Bengali national newspapers. The most recent issues of these newspapers are displayed on the newspaper stands in the Newspaper & Periodicals section. We retain back issues of selected significant titles in bound volume format dating from 2002.
Online access is available to national newspapers.